Work with me

Are you looking for someone to write for you, give you confidence to publish your own work, or teach you how to use storytelling in your business? I can help. 

I work with busy business owners who do work which makes a difference and want to share their ideas with a wider audience. 

My services

Writing

  • Blog posts
  • Website copy
  • Articles for publication

Editing

A second pair of eyes on your copy to ensure it gets your message across effectively.

Workshops

Training, workshops and practical sessions to help you tell your stories.

Consultancy

Advice on what your stories are, how and where to tell them.

Working with me

1. Book a discovery call – we’ll have a 15 minute conversation about what you want to do. This is usually via Zoom video conferencing or we can talk on the phone. Pick a time in my diary that suits you, call 07517 715570 or email rachel@extance.co.uk to arrange.

2. I’ll come back to you with a proposal, including the scope of work, costs, and when I expect to be able to undertake the work. If you are happy to go ahead, I will send you a contract.

You will have a clear time frame and I will let you know what information I need from you to be able to undertake your project.

Pricing

Writing projects vary and I quote on a project basis. However I do have set prices for some services.

Writing

One-off blog post – £180

Monthly blog writing retainer – £600 for 4 articles

One page of website copy – £220

Additional pages – £176

Editing

Undertaken in blocks of 4 hours.

4 hours – £160

8 hours – £320

Website copy review (up to 50 pages) – £480

Workshops

Face to face workshops on how to use business storytelling from £60 per person.

Writing meet-ups for people who want a set time and the right conditions to write regularly – £45 per 1 hour session.

Consultancy

One hour strategy call to discuss what your message is and effective ways to share it with your audience – £120

About Rachel Extance

Rachel Extance (photo by Jemima Willcox)

I bring a journalist’s perspective to your organisation and focus on what information will be relevant and engaging to your customers – and potential customers.

I write website copy, blog posts, articles for print, social media posts, magazines – anything where you need creative copy to help your work and ideas reach a wider audience. I’m very good at simplifying complex issues to make them more accessible. I’ll also help you see the stories in your business and show you how to share them.

My background is in journalism. I worked on local newspapers for 15 years as a reporter, then on the newsdesk, managing the reporting team and planning what stories go in the paper and on the website. 

I started my business, The Story Cave, in 2017 and write for a variety of clients.

What people say about me

"Rachel wrote some articles for me which were a great read and totally to brief. She is a pleasure to work with and carries out all work exactly as needed and within deadline. I thoroughly recommend her for all writing and social media work."
Cathy Wassell
Socially Contented
"I have always struggled to find the right words to talk about my business and I’ve always felt like the copy on my website is a work in progress. I don’t feel like that now and that’s because Rachel finds the right words and the right voice for me."
Louise Lee
Saunders and Lee Ltd

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. I pay attention to your tone of voice, whether you write as yourself or a company. If you are not sure what your tone of voice is, we will discuss this when we begin working together. 

It depends on what I am asked to do. I usually write around 800 words. This is a good length for explaining a topic and keeping your reader’s attention.

If you would like a shorter piece, or you are planning pillar content of 2,000 words or more, please ask me for a quote.

 

Yes. I ghost write (sometimes called white label) a lot of articles for companies. I don’t share who my clients are unless they say they are happy for me to do so. 

I offer a draft and up to two revisions. This gives us plenty of opportunity to make sure you are happy with the copy I have provided you with.

Yes I can write for print. I worked in newspapers for many years and can write material for brochures and magazines.

I write and help people to tell stories. If you need someone to provide you with images, infographics, video, or design, then I have a network of companies I work with. I can co-ordinate the project for you or I will be happy to suggest suitable people for you to talk to.

I am based in Cambridge but work remotely. I use Zoom video conferencing and email to keep in touch with clients. I’m happy to use Slack, Asana and Trello for project management too. I’m also on the phone!

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